Colts’ Jeff celebrates Saturday at Giants’ Keivon Thibodeaux after injury to Nick Foles: ‘Tasteless trash’

The Giants Rolled over Colts In Week 17, they went 38–10 to clinch a playoff spot. However, one of New York’s earliest plays came with some controversy. After sacking quarterback Nick Foles in the final minute of the second quarter to end an Indianapolis drive, Giants rookie Keivon Thibodeaux celebrated by lying on the floor next to Foles and pretending to make snow angels. Moments later, after Foles was thrown into the cart, Thibodaux was seen celebrating again, this time mimicking Foles saying he was “going to sleep.”

Watch the second celebration of Thibodaux:

At first the return was questionable, and Foles was ejected at halftime of Sunday’s contest. The veteran QB (8-13, 81 yards, 1 INT before exiting) made his second start for the Colts after replacing Matt Ryan a week ago. Second-year backup Sam Ehlinger, who made two starts in place of Ryan earlier this season, took over under center for Indy and is now set to start Week 18 against the Texans, with Ryan serving as the No. 2.

Thibodeaux downplayed the ordeal after the game. Denial to reporters He celebrated when he learned Foles was hurt: “When I realized he was hurt, we started to wake up,” he said. “When you have a celebration, you don’t see who’s doing what. But I hope he gets well, I hope he’s OK.”

It’s not too early to write that off for Colts players and coaches. Center Ryan Kelly never minces his words Addresses the incident After the game: “Hopefully [Thibodeaux’s] Teammates — one day he’ll learn that injuries happen in this league. [and] That shouldn’t happen to the guy you’re against. It’s just horse-cracking.”

Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday Monday was even tougherThibodeaux and called his celebration “tasteless” and “rubbish,” while lamenting that his own offensive lineman didn’t stand up for Foles after the play.

Thibodeaux, taken No. 5 overall this year, was a key member of the Giants’ defensive front, recording his third sack in five games with Foles being sacked. But his double celebration of the sack on Sunday was a curious choice, especially for player safety — especially the health of QBs — who are prone to head injuries — of late.

Thibodeaux’s hand, lying on the ground as if making snow angels, clearly made contact with Foles at least six times, the pass rusher said, knowing the QB was still short, and he could be seen looking at Foles between celebrations. He was not penalized for his actions during the game, which earned New York a playoff berth.

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